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 Carmel Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10512, State Park, Carmel, NY, bridle trails, scenic Wonder Lake, Things To DO at Wonder Lake State Park,
Fishing spots, Hiking trails, Hunting, park description, hours of operation, | Putnam Wonder Lake State Park

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  Wonder Lake State Park, located at 1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512 in Putnam County, was converted from a 1920's summer home in the town of Patterson and is now a hiker's delight of 8.6 miles of marked trails. Walk on what were once bridle trails around scenic Wonder Lake in this 1133 acre area. Get in touch with nature around the 3-acre Laurel Pond.

"Take the Highlands Trail, a trail established in NJ and in NY west of the Hudson River that is expanding to eventually traverse 4 states – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Experience the first segment in Putnam County. When completed, the Highlands Trail in NY and NJ will extend over 200 miles from the Connecticut border to the Delaware River. The route will connect major scenic attractions in both states." Wonder Lake State Park | Putnam  website and more . . .
 All Cold Spring Listings10516, activities, attractions, things to do, restaurants, places to stay, about the village of cold spring, american pie, charming village of cold spring, mta train, fun things to do, attractions, parks, performing arts, boutique stores, antique shops | Putnam

 Cold Spring Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Cold Spring, handicapped-accessible park, launch a kayak, excursions Constitution Marsh Sanctuary, Historic Places, Things to Do at Foundry Dock Park, Bird Watching, Boat Launch, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Picnicking, Historic buildings | Putnam Foundry Dock Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Foundry Dock Park
Village of Cold Spring, Putnam County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

Foundry Dock Park officially opened in June 2006. This riverfront park is enjoyed by many visitors and residents who come to relax, enjoy the spectacular views of the Hudson Highlands, or launch a kayak in the Hudson River at Cold Spring. Foundry Dock Park  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, Hudson Highlands, Hiking Breakneck Ridge, experienced hikers, state parks and protected areas, fabulous hiking, outdoor activities, Hudson Valley, hiking, parks, boating, skiing, nature walks, birding, Hiking Trails in Philipstown | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Breakneck Ridge

 
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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Breakneck Ridge
Hike 1 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is recommended for experienced hikers.

Breakneck Ridge
Hike 1 - (difficult, 2.8 mi., 3-4 hr.)
A steep, difficult loop hike with the most dramatic views in the Highlands. Exhilarating, but not recommended in windy or slippery conditions. Hiking Philipstown - Breakneck Ridge | Putnam  website and more . . .

Cold Spring, major historical significance, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Bull Hill (Mount Taurus), Bull Hill, tallest mountain in Putnam County, Hudson River, hiking, outdoor activities, parks, activities, boating, skiing, nature walks, birding | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Bull Hill (Mount Taurus)

 
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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus)
Hike 5 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is a strenuous hike, recommended for experienced hikers.

Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) from 9D
Hike 5 - (moderate/difficult, 5.7 mi., 4-5 hr.)
A loop hike with a spur to the summit, at 1420 feet, Bull Hill is the tallest mountain in Putnam County. This loop hike steeply climbs Bull Hill, with tricky footing, and spectacular views over the Hudson River. Hiking Philipstown - Bull Hill (Mount Taurus) | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, Hudson Highlands, Hudson Valley, easy hike, beginner hikers, Hiking in the Hudson Highlands, breathtaking views, state parks, protected areas, outdoor activities, offer activities such as boating, skiing, nature walks and birding | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Charcoal Burners Trail

 
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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Charcoal Burners Trail
Hike 4 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is an easy hike, recommended for beginner hikers.

Charcoal Burners Trail
Hike 4 - (easy, 2 mi., 1-2 hr.)
A woodland loop with a side trail overlooking a pond. Hiking Philipstown - Charcoal Burners Trail | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands, Hiking Trails, views of the Hudson, Little Stony Point Park, swimming beach, recreational boating, kayaking, and fishing, Hiking in the Hudson Highlands, Hiking Bear Mountain | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Little Stony Point

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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Little Stony Point
Hike 6 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is an easy hike, recommended for beginning hikers.

Hiking Little Stony Point
Hike 6 - (easy, 1 mi., 1 hr.)
A short loop hike with spectacular views of the Hudson and a spur trail to a cliff top. Hiking Philipstown - Little Stony Point | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, Hudson Highlands, moderate hike, hikers with experience, mountain bikes, breeding birds, state park, Hiking in the Hudson Highlands, hiking, many parks offer activities such as boating, skiing, nature walks and birding | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Round Hill

 
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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Round Hill
Hike 2 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is a moderate hike, recommended for hikers with some experience.

Round Hill
Hike 2 - (moderate, 5.5 mi., 3-4 hr.)
A loop hike through woods with a couple of great views. This hike is in the Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area.

Hiking Philipstown - Round Hill | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, Hudson Highlands, moderate hike, hikers, mountain bikes, breeding birds, Hiking in the Hudson Highlands, hiking, many parks offer activities such as boating, skiing, nature walks and birding | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - School Mountain Road

 
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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking School Mountain Road
Hike 3 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is an easy hike, recommended for beginner hikers.

School Mountain Road
Hike 3 - (easy, 8.2 mi., 4hr, )
An out and back hike especially good for horses, and mountain bikes. This out and back hike is in the Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area. Horses and mountain bikes are permitted on this trail. Hiking Philipstown - School Mountain Road | Putnam  website and more . . .

10516, Gardens, Cold Spring, NY, gardens, educational resource, School of Practical Horticulture, workshops, activities, attractions, Things to Do at Stonecrop Gardens, Gardening workshops, Gardens and walking paths, Guided Tours, Picnicking, Photography | Putnam Stonecrop Gardens

845-265.2000 
  Stonecrop Gardens is located at 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County. "Stonecrop was originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot. Stonecrop became a public garden in 1992 under the direction of Caroline Burgess." Stonecrop Gardens | Putnam  website and more . . .

Things to Do, Birding, Hiking, Nature Study, Footpaths, restaurants in Putnam County, New York, Parrott guns, Civil War, National Register of Historic Places, Historic Preservation, Hudson River bird and fish species | Putnam West Point Foundry Preserve "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Cold Spring, Putnam County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Hikers at West Point Foundry Preserve enjoy a tranquil soundtrack—the gentle murmur of Foundry Brook. That's a far cry from the din greeting 19th-century visitors to the sprawling West Point Foundry that filled this ravine. Established in 1818 to supply the U.S. government with artillery, the ironworks employed hundreds of workers who produced some of America's first steam engines, locomotives and ironclad ships, as well as pipes for New York City's water system and Parrott guns, cannon credited with winning the Civil War. The foundry's owners also were business pioneers, among the first to control every aspect of manufacturing, from raw material to product distribution. West Point Foundry Preserve  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Garrison Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

10524, photo of View from Boscobel, Garrison, NY, day trip, hiking, Hudson Highlands, Constitution Marsh, West Point, hike, nature walks, birding, attractions, activities, boating, skiing, nature walks, things to do in Garrison and  Cold Spring | Putnam Boscobel Hike and Scenic View

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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Boscobel Hike and Scenic View
Boscobel is located at 1601 Route 9D (Bear Mountain Highway), Garrison, NY, 10524 Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Plan a day trip to Boscobel and go hiking in the Hudson Highlands where you will experience many breathtaking views while absorbing the natural beauty of the landscape. The Boscobel Hike is an easy one mile hike on a woodland trail at Boscobel. Be rewarded with magnificent views of Constitution Marsh and West Point. Grounds pass needed. Boscobel Hike and Scenic View | Putnam  website and more . . .

10524, Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Garrison NY 10524, village of Cold Spring, Constitution Marsh Trail, moderate hike, hike, hiking trail, Snapping Turtles, migratory birds, Osprey, Marsh Hawks, Swallows, Black Ducks, Mallards | Putnam Constitution Marsh

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Click to enlarge photo of Constitution Marsh sign Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary is located at 127 Warren Landing Road, Garrison NY 10524, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Constitution Marsh is located approximately 55 miles north of New York City. It is on the east side of the Hudson River, two miles south of the village of Cold Spring. Constitution Marsh | Putnam  website and more . . .

10524, Constitution Marsh, Audubon Center, Sanctuary, Garrison NY, village of Cold Spring, tidal marsh, Audubon, wildlife sanctuary, wetland, observe river life, kayak, canoe trip, Foundry Dock Park, things to do, Canoe Tours, Hiking, School Tours | Putnam Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary

845-265-2601 
  Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary is located at 127 Warren Landing Road, Garrison NY 10524, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Constitution Marsh is located approximately 55 miles north of New York City. It is on the east side of the Hudson River, two miles south of the village of Cold Spring.

From Constitution Marsh: "Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is a unique and beautiful tidal marsh located in Putnam County, New York, and serves as vital natural habitat in the Hudson River Estuary. It is located in Putnam County, New York on the east shore of the Hudson River, just south of the village of Cold Spring. The marsh is an Audubon New York Important Bird Area, a New York State Bird Conservation Area, and is designated as a Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat. Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary | Putnam  website and more . . .

10524, Russel Wright Design Center, Things to Do, Hiking Paths with links to the Appalachian Trail, National Historic Landmark, links to the Appalachian Trail, four miles of paths, Tour of Wrights Home & Studio | Putnam Manitoga, The Russel Wright Design Center

845-424-3812 
  Manitoga, The Russel Wright Design Center, is located at 584 Route 9D, Garrison NY 10524, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Hike over 4 miles of paths through a 75-acre designed landscape with links to the Appalachian Trail. Manitoga, The Russel Wright Design Center | Putnam  website and more . . .

Things to Do, Birding, Hiking, Walking Trails, Nature Study, Picnicking, Scenic Views, local farm in the Hudson Valley, restaurants in Putnam County, Hudson River Valley, New York State, historic home  Livingston Family, miles of trails, scenic views | Putnam Manitou Point Preserve "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Manitou Point Preserve
Garrison, Putnam County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Garrison, Putnam County (126 acres) -This rocky promontory originally was called Mystery Point, for reasons obscured in history. You don't need to be a detective to uncover the preserve's myriad treasures. Manitou Point Preserve  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Manitou Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Manitou, Train Station, Hiking, hikes, hikers, adventurous hike, trail, hiker, scenic, Bear Mountain Bridge, Hudson River, MTA, Train Station at Manitou, Philipstown, Putnam County, New York, Manitou Nature Preserve, West Point | Putnam Manitou Train Station and Manitou Point Nature Preserve

 
 
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Click to enlarge photo of Pond at the Manitou Train Station If you are waiting for a train at the Manitou Train Station, or have just arrived at Manitou, look around at this scenic spot. Can a train station get any prettier than this? Look into the pond and you may see frogs jumping and the sounds of a bullfrog. Look up from the pond and you can see the Bear Mountain Bridge in the distance. Walk over the train tracks toward the river; you can sit on a rock and put your feet into the Hudson River. Or, gaze up at the rolling hills facing north.
Manitou Train Station and Manitou Point Nature Preserve | Putnam  photos and more . . .
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 Philipstown Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Hiking in Philipstown, hike, hiking trails, hiking Hudson Highlands, hiking, outdoor activities, parks in the Hudson Highlands, Hiking Bear Mountain, Hiking Harriman State Park, Hiking Highland Lakes, Hiking Manitoga, Hiking Sterling Forest, Storm King | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - 22 Hiking Trails

 
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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance. The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley. Hiking Philipstown - 22 Hiking Trails | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Putnam County Hiking Trails | Places To Hike

Things to Do, Beach, Biking, Boat Launch, Boat Rentals, Campsites, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Camping, Hiking Trails, Walking Trails, Hunting, Ice Fishing, Nature Trails, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Winter activities, boating, swimming, beautiful beach | Putnam Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Putnam County

845-225-7207 
  Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park offers an excellent range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. This 14,086-acre park boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic campgrounds, and abundant opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, birding and many more activities for kids of all ages.

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Clarence Fahnestock State Park Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Putnam County | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hudson Highlands, Hudson River is an estuary, things to do in the Hudson Highlands, outdoor activities, fishing, boating, hiking, hike, Hikes, Things to Do, Birding, Bird Watching, Boat Rentals, Boating, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Historic Places | Putnam Hudson Highlands

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"For much of its 315-mile course, the Hudson River flows straight and broad. But at the Highlands, the Appalachian mountain chain intersects the river to create a fifteen mile stretch of rugged, mountainous landscape. This area contains the river's narrowest and deepest points, as well as its fastest currents. The Hudson River is an estuary, a mixture of salt and freshwater, and the saltwater line extends just north of Beacon. The River is tidal all the way up to the Troy Dam above Albany." Hudson Highlands | Putnam  website and more . . .

Putnam Trailway, open trail for public use, Rails to Trails, Things to Do on the Putnam Trailway, Biking, Fishing, Inline Skating, Walking/Hiking, Wheelchair Accessible, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing | Putnam Putnam Trailway

845-878-3480 
  The Putnam Trailway offers nearly 12 miles of open trail for public use, from the Putnam County line at Baldwin Place to Putnam Avenue in Brewster.

Rails to Trails - Putnam Trailway
Distance: 11.85 miles
Difficulty: Challenging hills on this trail
Trail surface: Asphalt Putnam Trailway | Putnam  website and more . . .

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Places to Hike | Hiking Trails
Putnam County
Hudson River Valley


Find list of the best places to hike in Putnam, New York. Hiking trails are listed by town within Putnam County in the mid-Hudson Valley. Find hiking trails throughout Putnam and experience hiking in Putnam for the beginning, intermediate, and experienced hiker.

Pack plenty of water, snacks, and your hiking gear, and select a great place to hike at Putnam Hiking Trails where you can experience the thrill of a challenging hike; or for beginners, the satisfying feeling of spending a day outdoors surrounded by nature.

Although hiking and walking may appear to be the same activity; hiking usually refers to the experience of walking on trails and paths away from the noise and pollution of an urban area. Hiking trails are often surrounded by clean air, trees, the sounds of birds, small animals, and the wonderful breadth of nature. In contrast, you can walk just about anywhere, including busy streets in a nearby city. Putnam hiking offers a wide range of trails for all levels of hikers. The beginning, intermediate, and experienced hiker can find places to hike that are suitable for their level of expertise.

Plan a day, weekend, or vacation in Putnam, NY. Putnam offers the historic Village of Cold Springs situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Philipstown. Enjoy beautiful landscapes and magnificent vistas while hiking in Philipstown in the Hudson Highlands where you can enjoy twenty two (22) hiking trails for all levels of hikers.

Hiking with Kids
Hiking is ranked among the best activities for kids. Most kids will enjoy a hike. When planning a hike, let the child's ability guide you. Some kids are more active and have more energy than other children. Let the age of the child and each individual child's ability to walk distances be your guide.

The benefits of hiking with kids are many. Hiking allows you to share an experience or adventure with your child where you can discover nature and a healthy outdoor environment. Learn about birds, small animals, wild flowers, trees, and more about the natural world around us. You can work together with your child to map out and determine the hiking route that best suits you and your child's ability. In addition to the many benefits listed above, is the fact that hiking is good for your mental and physical health, and hiking is often free. A hike is within reach of most people that are reasonably healthy, regardless of financial circumstances.

Involve your child in the planning stages of a hike. Select a trail together, and then create a simple map that your child can read while on the trail. You can also teach the child how to read trail markers. If your child is not initially interested in hiking, you may want to reward your child at the end of a hike for helping to find the hiking markers and the way forward or back to home base. This added incentive may encourage your child toward becoming a hiker.

During the preparation phase of the hike, give children a list of hiking essentials and let them pack their own backpack. The backpack should include gear similar to your own such as a whistle, rainwear, compass, and first-aid kit. In addition to involving the children in "the adventure of hiking" they will feel grownup and responsible as you work together to make the hike a success.

Supplies for your hiking adventure should always include plenty of water, healthy snacks that your child enjoys, and a map that your child can read. Involve them in decisions of where to hike as you would involve another adult. Here are some suggestions toward building a successful hiking experience with kids:

  • Invite your child's friend so they can share the adventure together; as we all know, "Grownups can get boring."

  • Find a trail that includes an activity the kids enjoy at the end of the hike. For example:
  • Pack protein snacks that are good for the kids and that they enjoy eating.

  • In cool weather, pack warm dry clothes and backup clothing.

  • The most important thing to remember is that hiking should be fun. Don't stress if you cannot complete your hike, or if it starts to rain, or if it's too hot. Just enjoy the day together. These memories will last a lifetime for both you and your children.

    Hiking Trails in the mid-Hudson Valley include: Hiking trails in Putnam offering hikes for all levels of hikers. Immerse yourself in the natural world and plan a day hiking the trails of Putnam County. Hiking Trails in the mid-Hudson Valley include: Putnam County Hiking where several state parks offer miles of trails for the beginning, intermediate and advanced hiker. Check this list of places to hike in Putnam.

    Hiking trails can vary in difficulty and in the time it takes to hike a trail. Hikes can take you across flat fields requiring less stamina. Or, hiking paths can be along mountain ranges, requiring a hiker in excellent health with good stamina and endurance.

    Hikes can be as short as an hour or take several months. Although hiking trails vary in difficulty, a common thread is that hiking is good for your physical and mental health as well as your spirit. Many hiking trails are located in large parks such as Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park offering all levels of hiking. Regardless of you hiking skill, all hikers can benefit from the natural environment that allows you to breath-in fresh air, listen to the sounds of nature, such as the singing of birds and the sounds of small animals running about; and hiking trails usually run through scenic landscapes offering great photo opportunities. Before starting your first hike, review essentials for hiking.

    Essentials for Hiking Safety

    Tips for Safe Hiking.



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